Cold Hard Fact for Thursday, August 27, 2015

Fact: The Toronto Blue Jays have scored in double digits 20 times this season. They are only the fourth team to do so since 2010.  Bleacher Report will be bringing sports fans the most interesting and engaging Cold Hard Fact of the day, presented by Coors Light. Source MLB Stat of the DayRead more MLB news on BleacherReport.com


Rays Teammates Kevin Kiermaier and Daniel Nava Collide During Catch vs. Twins

Tampa Bay Rays teammates Kevin Kiermaier and Daniel Nava had a good laugh during the eighth inning against the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night.After catching a fly ball off the bat of Twins second baseman Brian Dozier, Kiermaier slammed right into Nava, leaving them both on the turf. Thankfully, they got right up and even shared a high-five while laughing. Somehow Kiermaier held on to the ball, ending the inning.However, the smiles didn't last, as the Rays fell 5-3 in the contest.[MLB]Read more MLB news on BleacherReport.com


Cold Hard Fact for Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Fact: After going 3-for-4 against the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night, Klay Thompson's brother, Trayce, is batting .522 for the season. Bleacher Report will be bringing sports fans the most interesting and engaging Cold Hard Fact of the day, presented by Coors Light. Source: Chicago White SoxRead more MLB news on BleacherReport.com


Phillies’ Larry Bowa Hurls F-Bombs at Daniel Murphy After Ejection

Larry Bowa went over the edge of oblivion Tuesday night, exploding on officials and New York Mets players in a meltdown seemingly in the making since Monday's 16-7 home loss.The Philadelphia Phillies bench coach was ejected in the seventh inning of Tuesday's game after a tirade sparked by Mets righty Hansel Robles seemingly trying to sneak another quick pitch past a Phillies batter.The first occasion occurred Monday night, when Robles slung a ball past Cameron Rupp while he was setting up in the batter's box. When Robles appeared to try it again Tuesday against Darin Ruf, all hell broke loose in quick order inside the Phillies dugout.Phillies outfielder Jeff Francoeur was the first to complain, running to the top of the dugout stairs and yelling at home plate umpire Dan Bellino.Bowa quickly outdid his right fielder, rushing out to tear into Bellino and immediately getting ejected.While he eventually retreated into ...


Stock Up, Stock Down for 2015 MLB Playoff Contenders

The MLB playoffs are right around the corner, and some teams are heating up at the perfect time.Whose stock should fans be buying? Which teams are on their way out?Watch as Bleacher Report MLB Analyst Scott Miller and Stephen Nelson discuss the MLB's contenders in the video above. All stats accurate through games played on Monday, Aug. 24.Read more MLB news on BleacherReport.com


September Call-Ups: Ranking the Top 25 MLB Prospects Likely to Be Promoted

The July trade deadline and the August waiver period are not the only ways teams can add to their rosters for the stretch run, as September also brings an influx of new players when the active rosters expand from 25 to 40. Generally this is a time when teams promote the guys that have bounced between the minors and majors for most of the season, adding a few arms to the bullpen and bats to the bench in the process. However, there are always at least a handful of top prospects who are given a chance to show what they can do during this time as well. Last season, names like Joc Pederson, Daniel Norris, Maikel Franco, Dalton Pompey, Cory Spangenberg and Brandon Finnegan headlined the crop of September prospect promotions. So who could we see get the call this year? What follows is my best guess at the top 25 prospects likely to be ...


Carlos Carrasco Injury: Updates on Indians Star’s Shoulder and Return

Cleveland Indians star pitcher Carlos Carrasco is headed to the disabled list with a sore right throwing shoulder. Continue for updates. Indians to Place Carrasco on DL Tuesday, August 25 Chris Assenheimer of the Chronicle-Telegram reported the discouraging news on Carrasco. MLB.com's August Fagerstrom added Carrasco had a cortisone shot and that he's only expected to be on the 15-day disabled list. Manager Terry Francona provided an encouraging update Tuesday before the club decided to shelve its exceptional hurler, per the Associated Press, via ESPN.com: Sometimes when you give MRIs to pitchers you have to be a little bit careful because anybody throwing a baseball is going to have something wrong with him, but his was very clean and we were thrilled. [...] Regardless of whether it's going to be two days, three days or a couple weeks, he's going to be fine. Carrasco has a 2.36 ERA in seven starts since the All-Star break. Jordan Bastian of ...


Pirates’ Andrew McCutchen Shows Off Dance Moves in Dugout Prior to 1st Inning

Pittsburgh Pirates star center fielder Andrew McCutchen is popular for many reasons. Let’s boil them down to three.1. He’s really good.2. He’s a nice guy. (Ask these kids.)3. He’s the life of the party.That third peg was on display Tuesday night before Pittsburgh took the field against the Miami Marlins. With his teammates egging him on, ‘Cutch started grooving and could not be stopped.The Pirates are 3.5 games back of the St. Louis Cardinals for first place in the NL Central, and they’ve won six of their last seven.If McCutchen has his way, the team will be shimmying well into the fall.[MLB]Read more MLB news on BleacherReport.com


Hanley Ramirez Moving to 1st Base for Red Sox Next Season

Boston Red Sox left fielder Hanley Ramirez has underwhelmed on defense all season long, and a positional change appears to be in the works as a result of some glaring deficiencies.  According to the Boston Globe's Pete Abraham, Red Sox interim manager Torey Lovullo told reporters it's a "possibility" Ramirez will play first base by season's end.  "He’ll play in a game if he’s ready," Lovullo said, according to MLB.com's Ian Browne. "We’re not going to rush this. He’s going to continue to play left field for us." However, Ramirez sounded more definitive regarding a move to first base, according to the Boston Herald's Michael Silverman:  MassLive.com's Jen McCaffrey passed along a glimpse of Ramirez taking reps at first base prior to Tuesday's game against the Chicago White Sox: Should Ramirez move to first base, Rusney Castillo is a prime candidate to take over as the team's everyday left fielder. "I wouldn’t be surprised if he played there at some ...


Fascinating GIF Shows Evolution of MLB Team Logos Through the Years

Major League Baseball team logos have undergone many makeovers through the years, and thanks to Eric Orvieto of Yahoo Sports, there is an awesome GIF that shows all of those changes.Orvieto compiled all the logos MLB franchises have used since 1876 and created a fascinating time-lapse GIF. Every time a logo was changed or an expansion franchise joined the league, the GIF updates to reflect it.Feel free to share which teams you believe have had the best and worst logos through the years in the comments below.In case you missed it, NBA (here) and NFL (here) team logos have also received the evolution treatment this summer.[Eric Orvieto, Big League Stew]Read more MLB news on BleacherReport.com


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